After a tough opening day loss for Matawan – the Huskies bounced back on Saturday against Red Bank.
Jay Kalieta went 5-for-5 and Chris Gendi was 2-for-5 with a double to lead an 18-hit attack by the Huskies (1-1, 1-1) that sunk the Bucs (0-2, 0-2).
Kalieta scored a pair of runs, while Gendi scored twice and drove in two. Jackson Hercek went 3-for-5 with two RBI and pitched a scoreless seventh inning to wrap up the win.
Steve Salot also went 2-for-5 with two RBI, Chris Dietrich was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, Richie Olsen went 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Ben Porricelli singled and drove in two for Matawan.
Dan Hirujo worked six innings to earn the win, allowing one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out four and throwing 78 pitches.